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Turn Off Windows 8.1 Automatic Updates

Turn Off Windows 8.1 Automatic Updates

Windows Automatic Updates option is by-default Enable in Windows 8.1 and it will automatically download and install updates to your computer. So in this article i will show you how to turn off windows 8.1 automatic updates.

There are number of reasons which will force any Windows 8.1 user to Disable or Turn Off Windows Automatic Updates like…

Some Reasons are…

1 : It will take time to Update (If your Internet speed is slow).
2 : Decreases Internet Speed.
3 : Create negative effect on your system performance.
4 : Some Apps will not properly updated and cause problem.

So if you want to Disable or Turn Off Windows 8.1 Automatic Updates then there are two ways to do that…

Steps To Turn Off Windows 8.1 Automatic Updates : 1st Method

Step 1: Right Click on Windows Button and Go to Control Panel.

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Step 2: Write “windows updates” in the Windows Search Bar & Hit Enter.

Step 3: After that Click on “Windows Updates” Option.

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Step 4: Now Click on “Change Settings”.

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Step 5: Select “Never Check for Updates” from the drop down list.

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Step 6: In the last Click on “OK” Button to Save Changes.

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That’s it through this you can easily Disable or Turn off Windows Automatic Updates in Windows 8.1 and at any time you can also change Windows Updates Settings again and Turn On Windows Updates.

Steps To Turn Off Windows 8.1 Automatic Updates : 2nd Method

Step 1: Right Click on Windows Button and Open “Run” or (Press Win+R key).

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Step 2: Write “gpedit.msc” and hit Enter
It will open “Local Group Policy Editor” windows in front of you.

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Step 3: Expend “Administrative Templates”.

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Step 4: Expend “Windows Components”.

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Step 5: Click on “Store”
This will open Setting, Status and Description of all items or Options which store contains.

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Step 6: After that Double Click on “Turn off Automatic Download of updates on Win8 machines”. This will Open “Turn off Automatic Download of updates on Win8 machines” in front of you.

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Step 7: If you want to Turn Off Automatic Updates then Select “Enable” Radio Box Because If you enable this setting, the automatic download of app updates is turned off.

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Step 8: In the last Click on “Apply” and then on “OK” Button to Save Changes.

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That’s it now windows 8.1 will not download and install Automatic Updates.

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